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by JJHACK
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Save Edmonds Underwater Park & Beach

The real underlying reason for this huge overpass is additional locations for squatter tents and shanty town accommodations.
by JJHACK
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

Here you go a big egg cluster. They are each about 2” long.
by JJHACK
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions

Here are three photos from Les Davis Saturday. I was in a place with hundreds maybe 1000’s of tiny nudibranchs. By tiny I mean 5/16” -3/8” long identical to larger ones but quite tiny. I’m no marine biologist but it looked at first thought to be a giant nudi hatch Also I thought about a dive just ea...
by JJHACK
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions

Thanks so much for the thoughts and ideas, I'm leaving this afternoon to drive over. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet some of you at these dive sites over the next two weekends

Jim
by JJHACK
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions

I would like to dive titlow Saturday if anyone is willing to show me around that site. Would be open to others as well but the titlow site seems easy enough to share with others coming with me later. Not many of the east side divers have good knowledge of Seattle tides. However they all understand p...
by JJHACK
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Seattle area shore dives some guidance or suggestions

Hello folks. I always feel a bit awkward here, no fault of this site or the visitors. Just my personality. I guess because I don't live in the seattle area its not a "home" feeling for me. I travel in to dive there from the walla walla area..... eastern Wa. My wife is a surgical nurse whic...
by JJHACK
Mon May 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Travel to Roatan

I've already booked the trip to coco view. I like the dive schedule by far better than AK. Now the air travel. I've accepted that it will be 800-1000 bucks each. But the layovers are brutal. 8-13 hour layovers are bad for several reasons. The main for me is having to collect your gear and recheck it...
by JJHACK
Fri May 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Travel to Roatan

Agreed that the travel from the PNW is unacceptable in many ways. Egypt...... still not faster or cheaper travel though! The liveaboards are dirt cheap. Heck much cheaper than a retirement home or an RV park! The Snefro Love has 7 day trips for 900 bucks!
by JJHACK
Fri May 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Travel to Roatan
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Travel to Roatan

Hi folks, I've booked my next trip to Roatan for October this year. Now the travel to get there becomes the challenge. If I fly from PDX I can park at the Raddison and get free parking with an over night before or after. Is there such a parking deal in the Seattle area to give me another departure a...
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

Omg that’s totally genius

Gotta look outside the lines on stuff! You are like a treasure savant
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help ID this
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Help ID this

Thanks folks! You guys always know the answers what an amazing cross section of knowledge we have here!
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Okay ... another what is this?

It looks almost pharmaceutical?
by JJHACK
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Okay ... another what is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Okay ... another what is this?

Found this little bottle completely intact looks very old lid still crimped on but I think it’s empty?
by JJHACK
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: Help ID this
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Help ID this

Redondo about 70 ft deep. Somebody here can educate me in this I’m sure
by JJHACK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday

sorry folks somehow this was a double click? posted twice!
by JJHACK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General SCUBA Discussion
Topic: BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday
Replies: 2
Views: 227

BARE hood vanished at Les Davis Saturday

Hey guys I was diving at Les Davis Saturday and put my orange lined Celient 7mm BARE hood on the roof of my SUV to warm up in the sun between dives. I used the rest room and changed tanks, then while gearing up I realized my hood was gone? Did it blow away? Hard to imagine but nevertheless it was go...
by JJHACK
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Octo action at Sunrise
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Octo action at Sunrise

I have been diving at surise for years, in all those countless dives I think I can count 5 or less times that I have not seen a GPO. However in my whole life of diving there I have never seen one out in the open this way. They have always been in a crevasse or hole/cave. Lucky you, diving almost alw...
by JJHACK
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Alki Octo show.

I prefer them not to be so red. If I understand this colour scheme it implies Stress? That may not be correct, but for some reason I have that memory of my education on this. I've seen GPO's that were red from a distance no stress likely. Which makes me think red may be somewhat normal? Wierd that t...
by JJHACK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: Alki Octo show.

These amazing creatures are driving me to a very interesting decision to get me first tattoo of an octopus!

Not 100% in On this but strongly leaning towards getting one.
by JJHACK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Alki Octo show.
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Alki Octo show.

Seeing octopus is my scubagasm in diving

I could spend my whole hour plus dive just watching one move and crawl along the seafloor. So here was my last encounter just happy to share this with the crew here.
by JJHACK
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Speaking of Keystone

Thanks for the advice Dives were great, definately going back to see this location again!
by JJHACK
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Speaking of Keystone

Making sure I’m in line with this.

As we approach the end of the jetty the current will dictate the decisions and the point to turn around.

Then: Getting into the water early on Saturday is no issue as long as we are away from the end of the jetty before 1:00 (13:00)
by JJHACK
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Dive Planning
Topic: Speaking of Keystone
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Speaking of Keystone

I can only be there Saturday with the travel schedule I have. As some of you know I live on the east side of the mtns. I have never been to Keystone, I have read the concernes about the tides. Am I reading this tide chart properly that I should plan on a 10:30 til 1:30 dive window? I want to do two ...
by JJHACK
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: Ambon Indonesia

Although the red sea was quite clean and nice. The land in Egypt is a giant garbage dump with more rubbish plastic and feces that I could possibly convince you of by writing about it. The pyramids and sphinx are littered with plastic bottles and rubbish inside and out. Cairo is one giant heap of cru...
by JJHACK
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Dive Recaps & Trip Reports
Topic: Ambon Indonesia
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: Ambon Indonesia

Simply amazing wow!
Such flawless macro on that video!

Very well done not much I can add but I echo all previous comments. I’m also a night dive-aholic so these are great to see.